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Around the Courts 10/01/2013

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

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MAGISTRATES’ COURT REGISTER Friday, December 28

Ben Mark BRAMMEL, No Fixed Abode. Age: 22. On 27/12/2012 at Newton Abbot stole food items, to the value of £2.48, belonging to Circle 8 Stores, Queen Street. Plea: Guilty. Committed to prison for 56 days. Reason: Offence so serious because committed on bail. Numerous previous convictions for like offences. Community penalties have failed.

Saturday, December 29

Christopher Phillip TAYLOR, Richards Close, Dawlish. Age: 28. On 28/12/2012 at Torquay stole two bottles of Prosecco, to the value of £12, belonging to Tesco Express. Plea: Guilty. To be detained in courthouse. Detention deemed served by reason of time already spent in custody.

Monday, December 31

Terrence CLIFT, Great Headland Road, Paignton. Age: 65. On 27/12/2012 at Torquay drove a motor vehicle on a road namely Torbay Road while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence. Plea: Guilty. On 27/12/2012 at Torquay used a motor vehicle on a road, or other public place, namely Torbay Road when there was not in force in relation to that use such a policy of insurance. Plea: Guilty. Also driving while disqualified; driving without insurance; and drink driving with 58 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Plea: Guilty. Remanded in custody until 21/01/2013 at Torquay Magistrates' Court for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Stephen Paul BASSETT, Elm Grove Close, Dawlish. Age: 51. Between 19/11/2012 and 10/12/2012 at Dawlish pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the harassment of a female and when knew or ought to have known amounted to the harassment of her in that sent voicemails and texts, and approached the victim in the street. Plea: Guilty. Restraining order made. Fined £400. Victim surcharge of £40. Costs of £85.

Douglas FEENEY, Clifford Street, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot. Age: 69. Three counts of raping a woman. Mode of Trial: Indictable Only. Sent for trial to Exeter Crown Court on 15/01/2013.

Andrew Mark MEAKINS, No Fixed Abode. Age: 45. On 16/12/2012 at Teignmouth assaulted a female by beating her. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on bail until 20/02/2013 for the trial.

Jason Steven ROBBINS, Cator Rows Meadows, Stoke Gabriel. Age: 30. On 19/12/2012 at Totnes unlawfully and maliciously caused grievous bodily harm to a male with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. Indictable Only. On 19/12/2012 at Totnes assaulted a female by beating her. Sent for trial to Plymouth Crown Court on 14/01/2013.

George BAILEY, Torquay Road, Paignton. Age: 23. On 30/11/2012 at Paignton without lawful excuse, damaged a communal front door to the value of £120 belonging to Winsor Lettings intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged. Plea: Guilty. Restraining order made. Fined £200. Compensation of £120. Victim surcharge of £20. Pay costs of £85.

Marc James COOPER, Magdalene Road, Torquay. Age: 25. On 28/11/2012 at Torquay assaulted a female by beating her. Plea: Guilty. On 28/11/2012 at Torquay without lawful excuse, damaged various items including aquarium and washing machine to the value of £1,150 intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged. Plea: Guilty. Commission of a further offence whilst subject to order of conditional discharge for 12 months imposed on 27/07/2012 at South & West Devon Magistrates for an offence of battery. Plea: Admits. Community order made.Participate in Low Intensity Alcohol Programme for 364 days. Attend appointments with the responsible officer.

Stuart Wayne ENSTON, Laburnum Row, Torquay. Age: 28. On 17/06/2012 at Torquay assaulted a female by beating, and the offence was racially aggravated. Plea changed to Guilty, previous plea Not Guilty. On 17/06/2012 at Torquay used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, thereby, and the offence was racially aggravated. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Supervision requirement. Restraining order made. Costs of £300.

Wednesday, January 2

Pasquale PADOVANO, St Clements, Ash Hill Road, Torquay. Age: 27. On 30/06/2012 at Kingskerswell with intent to cause a male harassment, alarm or distress, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, thereby causing that person or another harassment, alarm or distress. Plea changed to Guilty, previous plea Not Guilty. Remanded on unconditional bail until 14/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

David Drury PALK, Hamlyns Way, Buckfastleigh. Age: 57. Between 23/07/2012 and 26/07/2012 at Buckfastleigh without reasonable excuse, breached a restraining order. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on bail until 28/01/2013. Seven further charges of breaching a restraining order. Plea: Not Guilty. Verdict: Found Not Guilty. Dismissed.

James NOON, Victoria Parade, Torquay. Age: 59. On 17/02/2012 at Paignton used a motor vehicle on a road, or other public place namely Totnes Road when there was not in force in relation to that use such a policy of insurance. Plea: Not Guilty. Verdict: Found Not Guilty. Dismissed.

Sharon Caroline DAVEY, Jackmans Close, Follaton, Totnes. Age: 35. On 13/11/2012 at Totnes being a person aged 10 years or over who was in a public place, namely Weston Lane, failed to comply with a police constable in uniform to leave that locality and not return for a period of 24hrs, the constable believing that her presence in that locality was likely, in all the circumstances, to cause or to contribute to a repetition or continuance of alcohol-related crime or disorder there. Offence withdrawn at CPS request.

David Graham HORNBY, Castor Close, Brixham. Age: 29. On 30/08/2011 at Newton Abbot without lawful excuse, damaged a wing mirror of a Mitsubishi Carisma to the value of £170 intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged. Plea changed to Guilty, previous plea Not Guilty. On 30/08/2011 at Newton Abbot used towards two people threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause those persons to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against them or to provoke the immediate use of unlawful violence by them. Plea changed to Guilty, previous plea Not Guilty. Community order made. Drug Rehabilitation Requirement. Participate in Thinking Skills programme for 27 days. Costs of £85. Compensation of £100.

Simon Oliver MITCHELL, Ritchie Mews, Southlands Road, Torquay. Age: 34. On 10/10/2012 at Torquay had possession of 0.40g of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Plea: Guilty. Discharged conditionally for 6 months. Victim surcharge of £15. Costs of £40.

Cy Philip DRINKWATER, Exeter Road, Newton Abbot. Age: 22. On 24/06/2012 at Newton Abbot jointly with another assaulted a male occasioning him actual bodily harm. Court directs trial by jury. Committed for trial to Exeter Crown Court on 22/02/2013.

Edward Charles KING, Clifford Street, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot. Age: 22. On 24/06/2012 at Newton Abbot jointly with Cy Drinkwater, assaulted a male thereby occasioning him, actual bodily harm. Committed for trial to Exeter Crown Court on 22/02/2013.

Adrian Lee BALDWIN, Merritt Flats, Paignton. Age: 40. On 03/08/2012 at Paignton assaulted a male by beating him. Plea: Not Guilty. On 03/08/2012 at Paignton assaulted a female by beating her. Plea: Not Guilty. Adjourned to 06/02/2013 for the trial.

Lisa BANNISTER, Heron Way, The Willows, Torquay. Age: 20. On 16/07/2012 at Torquay assaulted a female by beating her. Adjourned to 06/03/2013 for the trial.

Hayley Marie LANCASTER, Cadewell Crescent, Torquay. Age: 24. Breach of a community order. Plea: Admits. Original offence: On 27/10/2011 at Torquay used towards a male threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause that person to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against him by any person, or to provoke the immediate use of unlawful violence. Community order made. Alcohol treatment requirement. Attend appointments with a responsible officer.

Nicky Mark MURRAY, Dalmeny Avenue, Islington, N London. Age: 23. On 08/08/2012 at Brixham had without good reason or lawful authority, in a public place, namely, The Vigilance pub and nearby public area an article which had a blade or was sharply pointed, namely a green handled knife with 2-3'' blade. Plea: Not Guilty. On 08/08/2012 at Brixham used towards three people threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause those persons to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against them by any person, or to provoke the immediate use of unlawful violence. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on bail until 25/02/2013 for the trial.

Kim Valene WOOD, St Marys Road, Teignmouth. Age: 30. On 05/12/2012 at Teignmouth stole bottle of Jack Daniels and bottle of Gordons Gin, to the value of £33.50, belonging to Co-op Stores. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on unconditional bail until 30/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Thursday, January 3

Lauren Alexandra PAYNE, Sutherland Drive, Torquay. Age: 19. On 06/07/2012 at Torquay assaulted a constable in the execution of his duty. Plea changed to Guilty, previous plea Not Guilty. Commission of a further offence whilst subject to order of conditional discharge for 6 months imposed on 20/04/2012 at South and West Devon Magistrates'

Court for the offences of ABH, assault police, criminal damage, theft, fail to surrender x 2. Plea: Admits. Remanded on unconditional bail until 28/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

John Jordan ATKINSON, Parkham Towers, Brixham. Age: 33. On 18/06/2011 at Brixham assaulted a male by beating him. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on bail until 17/01/2013.

Shane Edward CLARK, St Leonards Road, Newton Abbot. Age: 37. On 12/12/2012 at Torquay stole 5x bottles of perfume, to the value of £119.95, belonging to TK Maxx, Fleet Street. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Participate in Alcohol Specified Activity for 10 days. Drug Rehabilitation Requirement. Victim surcharge of £60. Costs of £85.

Gary Alistair CLARKE, Newton Road, Torquay. Age: 46. On 15/12/2012 at Torquay stole food, toiletries, razors and paracetamol, to the value of £11 belonging to Poundland Limited. Plea: Guilty. Commission of a further offence whilst subject to order of conditional discharge for 12 months imposed on 12/07/2012 at South and West Devon Magistrates Court for an offence of drunk and disorderly. Plea: Admits. Remanded on unconditional bail until 30/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Sharon Caroline DAVEY, Coronation Road, Totnes. Age: 35. On 01/01/2013 at Totnes without lawful excuse, damaged a glass window to the value of £120 belonging to Westcountry Housing intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged. Plea: Guilty. Remanded in custody until 04/01/2013.

Nikki DIBB, Union Street, Torquay. Age: 30. On 02/01/2013 at Torquay , stole a bottle of 'Joop' aftershave, to the value of £18.49, belonging to Superdrug stores. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Drug Rehabilitation Requirement. Attend appointments with the responsible officer. Victim surcharge of £60. Costs of £85.

Shane DONEY, Victoria Road, Torquay. Age: 25. On 21/10/2012 at Torquay stole 2 x pizza and lager, to the value of £16.38, belonging to Co-Op, Ilsham Road. Plea: Guilty. On 16/11/2012 at Torquay stole 2 x packs of fire lighters, to the value of £4.18, belonging to Co-Op, Babbacombe Road. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on unconditional bail until 30/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report. Five other offences admitted and taken into consideration.

Christopher Jason EARNSHAW, Briseham Road, Brixham. Age: 31. On 10/12/2012 at Torquay without lawful excuse, destroyed the rear nearside door window of a marked police patrol vehicle to the value of £100 belonging to the Devon and Cornwall Police intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged. Plea: Guilty. Commission of a further offence whilst subject to order of conditional discharge for 12 months imposed on 10/05/2012 at South and West Devon Magistrates Court for an offence of theft. Plea: Admits. Remanded on unconditional bail until 23/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report.

David Lee FLAY, Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot. Age: 26. On 11/12/2012 at Torquay had possession of 0.3 grammes of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B in contravention of section

5(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Plea: Guilty. Discharged conditionally for 12 months. Victim surcharge of £15. Costs of £85.

Stuart FOY, Kingsway Court, Paignton. Age: 43. On 17/08/2012 at Brixham assaulted a male thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on bail until 06/03/2013 at Torquay Magistrates' Court for committal.

Richard GARNER, Windmill Road, Brixham. Age: 30. On 14/12/2012 at Torquay assaulted a female by beating her. On 14/12/2012 at Torquay without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, had in a public place, namely Torquay, an offensive weapon, namely knife. Plea: Not Guilty. Mode of Trial: Court directs trial by jury. Remanded on bail until 06/03/2013.

Anthony Wayne GRIFFITHS, Alpine Road, Torquay. Age: 48. On 27/09/2012 at Torquay had possession of 34 tablets in four separate blister packs of Diazepam 5mg, a controlled drug of class C in contravention of section 5(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on unconditional bail until 25/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Clinton Wayne HAWKER, Castle Road, Torquay. Age: 48. On 07/10/2012 at Torquay jointly with another passed as genuine a thing which was or believed to be a counterfeit of a currency note, namely five £20 notes to a barman, to pay for drinks at the Jolly Judge Public House. Plea: Not Guilty. On 07/10/2012 at Torquay jointly had custody or under control a thing which knew or believed to be a counterfeit of a currency note, namely 84 £20 notes, intending to pass or tender it as genuine. Plea: Not Guilty. Court directs trial by jury. Remanded on bail until 06/03/2013 for committal.

Lee JONES, Maidenway Road, Paignton. Age: 33. On 15/12/2012 at Paignton drove a motor vehicle on a road, namely Redwell Road junction Ramshill road after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in breath, namely 119 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the prescribed limit. Plea: Guilty. Committed to prison for 6 weeks suspended for 12 months. Reason: very high reading, two similar convictions, driving erratic and accident caused. Supervision period of 12 months. Carry out unpaid work for 200 hours within the next 12 months. Victim surcharge of £80. Costs of £85. Disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for three years.

Stephen George MERCER, Warbro Road, Torquay. Age: 46. On 08/12/2012 at Torquay stole a selection of food and drink products, to the value of £64.70, belonging to Sainsbury’s. Plea: Guilty. On 13/11/2012 at Torquay stole a pouch of Amber Leaf tobacco, to the value of £14.65, belonging to Sainsbury’s PLC. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on unconditional bail until 30/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Richard MORETON, Castle Road, Torquay. Age: 23. On 07/10/2012 at Torquay jointly with Clinton Hawker passed as genuine a thing which knew or believed to be a counterfeit of a currency note, namely five £20 notes to a barman, to pay for drinks at the Jolly Judge Public House. Plea: Guilty. On 07/10/2012 jointly with Clinton Hawker had custody or under control a thing which was and which knew or believed to be a counterfeit of a currency note, namely 84 £20 notes intending to pass or tender it as genuine. Court directs trial by jury. Remanded on bail until 06/03/2013 for committal.

Michael Andrew RABBITT, Kingsway Drive, Paignton. Age: 34. On 17/08/2012 at Brixham assaulted a male thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm. Court directs trial by jury. Remanded on bail until 06/03/2013 for committal.

Jonathon Wyn ROBERTS, Teignmouth Road, Torquay. Age: 48. On 12/11/2012 at Torquay stole various food items and toiletries, to the value of £96.05, belonging to Sainsburys, The Willows. Plea: Guilty. Commission of a further offence whilst subject to order of conditional discharge for 12 months imposed on 22/03/2012 at South and West Devon Magistrates Court for an offence of Theft. Plea: Admits. Remanded on unconditional bail until 28/01/2013 for a pre-sentence report.

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